ORIOLES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Wrapping up the Orioles' stay at the Winter Meetings - School of Roch

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. - The flurry of blockbuster moves and signings at the Winter Meetings further illustrated the importance of stockpiling prospects in the farm system, of having so much young depth that a team can fill holes in its roster at minimum cost or create a package that brings ... Read More
Via MASN
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Dan Duquette on the Orioles' two Rule 5 selections - Steve Melewski

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. - The Orioles today took not one, but two players in the major league phase of the Rule 5 draft. Both are outfielders and both will need to stick on the major league roster all year to stay in the organization beyond the 2017 season. The Orioles ... Read More
Via MASN
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

O's select Tavarez, Santander in Rule 5 Draft

The Orioles selected a pair of outfielders in Thursday's Rule 5 Draft, giving the organization depth as it continues to scour the free-agent market to fill in the spots alongside center fielder Adam Jones.
Via Orioles.com
2 hours ago

Orioles make two picks in major league phase of Rule 5 draft - School of Roch

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. - The Orioles selected two outfielders in the major league phase of the Rule 5 draft. And just as they did in 2014, they took a player from Triple-A and another from Single-A. With their first selection, the Orioles chose 24-year old Aneury Tavarez from the Red ... Read More
Via MASN
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Should The Orioles Trade Brach For Granderson?

The Orioles were the source of some rumors earlier this week as it was reported that they discussed a trading Brach to the Mets for Granderson. According to the rumors, this deal ultimately fell through when the Mets insisted on the Orioles covering Granderson’s entire salary, while the Orioles wanted the Mets to pitch in some cash to help make up for the large difference in salaries...
Via Camden Depot
6 hours ago

Orioles plan to pass on Bautista because fans don't like him

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) Jose Bautista has long been booed whenever he's played in Baltimore. Now, the free agent slugger wants the Orioles to consider signing him, and the team isn't having any part of that. Bautista, who actually made his major league debut with the O's in 2004, has tussled in recent years with Baltimore pitcher Darren O'Day and outfielder Adam Jones, among others...
Via Associated Press
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Brady Anderson on Shannon's Fund auction and Orioles' offseason

Brady Anderson talks about his Shannon's Fund auction item, which will give fans the opportunity to work out at Orioles spring training, and chats with MASNsports.com's Steve Melewski about the Winter Meetings.
Via MASN
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Roch Kubatko gives update on Mark Trumbo

Roch Kubatko talks about the Orioles interest in Mark Trumbo.
Via MASN
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Showalter doesn't see O's acquiring Gardner

Orioles manager Buck Showalter provided updates on rumors during Wednesday's managerial session at the Winter Meetings as a quiet Baltimore club continues to sift through the catching and outfield markets.
Via Orioles.com
21 hours ago

Orioles GM won't pursue Jose Bautista because 'our fans do not like' him

Jose Bautista is a highly sought-after free agent on baseball's open market right now, but there's one team that's not interested ... and for a pretty surprising reason.This week, reports surfaced that the Baltimore Orioles told Bautista's camp that they're not pursuing the power-hitting outfielder because the team's fans don't like him. On Wednesday, the team's general manager...
Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Orioles Show Interest In Chris Carter

The Orioles have been in contact with Chris Carter’s representatives, according to FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman (Twitter link).  The O’s also had interest in Carter last offseason before the slugger signed with the Brewers. Since being non-tendered by the Brewers last week, Carter has drawn interest from the Indians and Rockies, so it makes sense that another team in need of...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
1 day ago

The Orioles Should Start Planning Their 2018 Starting Rotation

Heading into the 2017 season, the Baltimore Orioles have more starting pitchers than starting rotation spots. While this is a good problem to have, those starters don’t exactly provide a whole lot of confidence. In an extremely weak free agent class and the best starting pitcher now off the market (a soon to be 37 year old Rich Hill), the only way to upgrade a mediocre starting...
Via Camden Depot
1 day ago

Orioles brutally honest with Bautista reps on fit with team

The Orioles are in the market for outfield help, but it doesn’t appear Jose Bautista will be among the reinforcements. Major League Baseball’s winter meetings are taking place this week and with that comes a plethora of rumors about players changing teams. Representatives from each club are in attendance and it provides an opportunity to work out trades and check in with free...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Buck Showalter discusses the state of the Orioles

Buck Showalter weighs in on the Orioles' off-season.
Via MASN
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Orioles pull offer to Mark Trumbo

AThe Baltimore Orioles are reportedly looking into alternatives outside of re-signing power hitter Mark Trumbo. According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, Baltimore has pulled its initial four-year offer to Trumbo. O's made 4-year offer to Trumbo weeks ago but it's off table at moment. Colo, tex among teams looking at Trumbo now — Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) December 6, 2016 Instead...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Orioles not actively working on extension for Manny Machado

The Baltimore Orioles are not actively engaged in long-term contract extension talks with Manny Machado, the team’s GM said Sunday. Orioles GM Dan Duquette joined MLB Network Radio on Sunday from the Winter Meetings and was asked about contract talks with the team’s stud third baseman. #Orioles Dan Duquette: "We're not actively engaged in long-term extension talks with Manny...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Wieters suffered arm injury in ‘household accident’

Free agent catcher Matt Wieters is going to miss some offseason workout time after he suffered a left forearm injury. But this isn’t just any forearm injury — it’s one you would only expect from a pro baseball player. Dan Connolly of BaltimoreBaseball.com reports that Wieters sustained a cut on his left forearm that required stitches after a “household accident.” Wieters...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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